This weekend we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord and the Christmas Season comes to an end. During the past twelve days or more we have celebrated God with us, the Word made flesh. God has entered into our world and our lives. This weekend we see Jesus immersing himself in the Jordan a powerful image once again of God immersing God's self into creation and humanity, making our lives and our world Holy. Jesus is anointed by the Holy Spirt so we might all be Baptised into him, living as members of his body sharing everlasting life. This weekend let us give thanks for our own Baptism and renew the promises made on that special day on our behalf.
The Sacrament of Baptism in St Patrick's Parish
Families who wish to have a child Baptised are invited to come along to any of our registration and information meetings which are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 pm in the Parish centre in Loughboy. The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated by Fr Kieran on the second weekend of the month (except July) - Saturday 3 pm in St Fiacre's Church, 4.30 pm in St Patrick's Church and on Sunday at 1.15 pm in Foulkstown Church. For further details contact Fr Kieran on 086 8272828 or Michelle at the Parish Office 056 7764400
Praying for our deceased loved ones
This weekend we pray for the following...
Those who died recently...
Sean Casey, John Kinsella, Noel O' Brien, Fr Michael Murphy OFM, Cap.. Bernie Maher, Mary Dowling
Edward Hogan, Sean O' Dwyer, Colin & Gordon Deevy, Denis & Maura Molloy, Denis O' Shea, Teresa Walsh, Jack, Peg, Breda, Peter & Aaron Molloy, Annie Wright, Annie Treacy, William, Ellen & Liam Bergin
May they and all the faithful departed rest in the peace of Christ
Please pray for the priests of the Diocese who will be on Retreat this coming week at Ballyvaloo Retreat Centre, Co Wexford, owned by the St John of God Sisters. All our parishioners will be remembered in prayer as we take this time to recharge the batteries of faith and ministry!
Parish Office and Centre reopens
The Parish Office and centre reopens after the Christmas break on Monday 8th January
Some dates ahead...Epiphany proclamation
Know, dear sisters & brothers, that, as we have rejoiced at the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ, so by leave of God's mercy we announce to you also the joy of His Resurrection, who is our Saviour. On the fourteenth day of February will fall Ash Wednesday, and the beginning of the fast of the most sacred Lenten season. On the thirty-first day of March you will celebrate with joy Easter Day, the Paschal feast of our Lord Jesus Christ. On the ninth day of May will be the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ. On the nineteenth day of May, the Feast of Pentecost. On the second day of June, the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. On the first day of December, the First Sunday of the Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom is honor and glory forever and ever. AMEN